Stealing can end this “lawful stupid” character’s life in Baldur’s Gate 3

Emily Stander
Lae'zel in Baldur's Gate 3

There are a few well-known ways where you can lose Origin party members like Lae’zel in Baldur’s Gate 3, but unfortunately for one player, stealing was not an expected method.

The story choices in Baldur’s Gate 3 can lock you out of side character content. The best example of this is when you decide to raid Emerald Grove and both Wyll and Karlach decide to leave, although there is a way to work around this

Alternatively, you can also make some choices in your companions’ various quests where Origin characters die. There’s a secret third way to get rid of them, though, and it’s through stealing. 

This can happen when you find Lae’zel for the first time after surviving the Nautiloid crash. Here, you need to get rid of the Tieflings holding her prisoner and set her free. ‘Littlefreak100’ decided to kill the Tieflings, and when they tried to loot a weapon off one of the corpses. 

“It counted as stealing and Lae’zel attacked in retribution. Luckily, she was only temporarily hostile, so I fled to camp. Only, when I exited camp, Lae’zel had fled to meet with Voss and had been killed. Fantastic start. Lae’zel is lawful stupid,” they explained on Reddit

This isn’t the only way you can lose companions in a silly way, either. For example, if you don’t manage to succeed a check to pull Gale out of the portal, he will never be in your playthrough. And if you don’t convince Astarion not to ascend, you can lose him from your party as well. 

Thankfully, in Lae’zel’s case, if this happens to you, you can revive her with a scroll when you find her in the Mountains. 

Otherwise, it may be best to make sure you have saves ready before you make any checks or steal any items. And if you’re playing Honour Mode, well, we can only wish you the best of luck.